The main football stories and transfer gossip from Friday’s newspapers.
Chelsea are poised to join the heavyweight battle for English football’s hottest property Raheem Sterling.
Ex-Sunderland defender Danny Higginbotham has described a controversial speech made by Roy Keane which he calls ‘one of the most bizarre team talks I’ve ever experienced’.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he is concerned Theo Walcott’s confidence is plummeting after his struggles with England this week.
Hull manager Steve Bruce has promised his wife he will go on a diet after unflattering paparazzi pictures of him on a Barbados beach were publicised.
Mauricio Pochettino wants talks with the FA before approving Harry Kane’s involvement in the forthcoming European Under 21 Championship.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez insists he is not concerned that Romelu Lukaku has joined forces with high-powered agent Mino Raiola ahead of a potential summer of transfer speculation surrounding the striker.
Juventus plot Chelsea transfer raid for Oscar that may become a Paul Pogba swap deal.
Arsenal fear England experiments with Theo Walcott as a striker and Number 10 have ‘damaged’ him.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard says he would ‘love it’ if a gay footballer came out.
Tottenham’s Harry Kane is no one-season wonder insists his Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Chelsea are set to join the battle for Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling this summer.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claims that Roy Hodgson’s England experiment has left Theo Walcott “exposed”.
Neil Redfearn is ready to quit as Leeds boss after his No2 Steve Thompson’s shock sacking.
Neil Redfearn is considering his position as Leeds United head coach after feeling undermined and “bitterly disappointed” at the unexplained suspension of his assistant Steve Thompson.
Hull City confirm new bid to change club’s name to Hull Tigers.
Theo Walcott’s England disappointment is down to injury says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
Liverpool have slapped a £50m price tag on Raheem Sterling to stop winger leaving the club, but the Reds refuse to consider the sale of the 20-year-old this summer as manager Brendan Rodgers says winger should concentrate on his football.
Chelsea may sell Oscar and Ramires to fund a Paul Pogba transfer – Juventus will line up moves for two Chelsea midfielders if Jose Mourinho succeeds in signing £74 million Pogba.
Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote,Tim Krul and Papiss Cisse are all set to leave Newcastle United in the summer.